Muslims Donate Meat to Hungry in NYC

Just in time for the holidays, Muslim New Yorkers are donating 1,000 pounds of meat to feed the hungry. The meat was donated during the recently ended Muslim Feast of Sacrifice (Eid ul Adha), in a partnership between the Turkish Cultural Center and City Harvest.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer hosted the event on Tuesday that kicked off the distribution. He said:

In New York City, 1.4 million residents are classified as food insecure.

At the same time, over half the food pantries and soup kitchens in our city cannot meet demand, and this meat will go a long way toward helping City Harvest feed to more than 300,000 hungry New Yorkers who depend on it each week.

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This post originally appeared on Voices of NY.